Friday, June 22, 2018

Blessed Beyond Measure with Neva

Our task for Quick Quotes for the end of June is to use pieces from a prior month's Club Q offering. 

Neva here to share a layout from events of this spring.  I decided that the Blessed Beyond Measure would be perfect for photos of my son serving as acolyte at our church.  This page kit is from November Club Q and the subtle colors and title worked so well with the theme of this layout.

As the photos I had were taken over three Sundays and had a bit of a sequence in the service it was important to move the sketch around to fit the flow of the photos.
  • The large photos are 5" x 7", so the mats were trimmed down by 1/2" on each dimension.  
  • The blue banner and a few of the scraps from the blue paper are trimmed to give the illusion of a continuous banner across the two pages.
  • The blue is edged with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Deep Sea.
  • The papers are edged with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Kokomo.
  • The chipboard pieces are edged with Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Mocha Mama.  
  • The smaller title is  also stamped in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Mocha Mama.

The key to framing a circular photo is to print the photo slightly larger than the diameter of the frame
  • The large circle photo was printed as a 5" x 7" and trimmed down to fit the frame.
  • The smaller photos are 3 1/4" square and 2 3/4" square 

  • The title provided in the page kit is simply edged in Powder Puff Chalking Ink in Mocha Mama and backed with the provided black patterned paper.  Makes for a quick and stunning title.  
  • To make the ribbon easier to show the top side I tied the knots and then adhered them to the tags rather than threading the ribbon through the provided holes.  Just because the holes are there doesn't mean you must use them!

Quick Quotes Products
November Club Q (Blessed Beyond Measure Page Kit)
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Mocha Mama, Kokomo and Deep Sea

Other Products
Celtic Lower Case Alphabet by Personal Stamp Exchange
Coffee Zig Marker

Thanks so much for stopping by Quick Quotes and do check out the fabulous Club Q kits that are still available as well as the fantastic July Club Q kits.  Although this kit is from the November Club Q selections, thinking outside the box allowed me to use it for a great layout beyond it's intended focus.


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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

You're Just My Style with Dorlene!

Hi there, it's Dorlene and this month I'll be making some fun cards using pieces from one of the June Club Q kits. The projects included in the Club Q kits are fabulous but don't forget - you can always create your own projects!

This is the contents of one of the project kits that I’ll be using today:

I love the colors and all the embellishments so tried to use as many of them as I could. You'll see that I used one sheet of the 12x12 pattern paper, the yellow strip and red patterned paper.

First thing I did was cut the 12 x 12 piece into four 5 1/4" pieces and inked with Lipstick PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I cut the left over strip into four 3 x 4 pieces and used the backside. I inked those with Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I then cut the yellow strip into 3” pieces and inked the edges with Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I also stamped the sentiment directly on the strips using Cool Gray PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

I stamped the frog image directly to the paper for placement.

  • Added ink around the frog image with Sandy Shore PowderPuff Chalk Ink to create a shadow and base for the frog.
  • Punched a starburst from clear vellum
  • Gathered black thread and use the enamel dots from the kit to adhere it down.
  • Included in the kit is a cardstock piece with tags so I punched them all out and used the left over piece to cut 4” pieces and punched the edge with a notebook punch to add some more color and interest.
  • Stamped the frog image with onto white cardstock and colored the image with Cactus and Light Moss PowderPuff Chalk Inks
  • Finally, fussy cut and adhered to the card with 3D foam dots.

I think they turned out so cute! The sentiment is perfect for any occasion.

Quick Quotes Products:
June Club Q
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Cool Gray, Cactus, Light Moss, Lipstick and Sandy Shore

Other Products:
White Cardstock Card Bases
Clear Vellum
Black Thread
Punches: Starburst and Notebook Edge
Black Archival Ink
Black Thread

Thanks so much for stopping on over to the blog for a visit today!
~ Dorlene
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Work in Progress by Rebecca

Hello, everyone! It's Rebecca hosting today's blog post.  I hope everyone is enjoying sunshine and warmer weather!

While organizing my photos earlier this month, I noticed I had lots of odds and ends pictures. I decided to use them all in one double page layout using the theme, "Subway Art".

"Work in Progress"

The layout can broken up into three different sections.
  • I used the orange arrow paper from Secret Garden, as a base page for my layout.
  • I cut the multi-colored stripe paper (from the same collection) into strips and attached them in a random fashion.
  • I went over the center line of the paper and trimmed with scissors.
  • I glued the trimmed off piece to the other side of the layout.

  • I inked the edges of the phrase cut out from the sheet and attached with foam tape.
  • I inked and attached the cogs and circle phrase that was punched out of the sheet with a 1 3/4 inch circle punch.
  • No rules apply when using Subway Art theme:
    • I added die cuts, brads, and lots and lots of phrases.
  • I even crossed the line with the phrase!
  • It was very freeing to have no rules apply when scrapping. 
Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
Farmhouse 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Royal Blue and Barn Board 

I hope you challenge yourself on your next never know what you'll create! Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
~ Rebecca
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Card Inspiration with Alicia

Hello Quick Quotes readers, Alicia blogging today. 

I chose to work with this awesome quote from Navigator Quotes and Phrases sheet.  All the quotes, phrases and title sheets are full of  amazing pieces that are perfect for titles, focal points or an embellishment strategically placed.  Here I have used it as the focal point for my masculine card.  I simply layered it on top of coordinating papers all the edges inked.  

I added pop dots to elevate the quote from the mat papers as well as a couple of strips of sheer ribbon to really make the quote pop off the card.

For my finishing touches, I fussy cut some of the fish from the Navigator paper which as you can see also match the quote.  I heavily inked the blue fish with Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalking Ink.  I found the perfect champagne colored sequins in my stash to imitate bubbles.

The Navigator collection is perfect for a masculine card or outdoor adventure layout.  I can't get enough of the 101 paper, both sides have so many uses.  If you don't have a use for the fish the other side is a great coordinating color with the rest of the collection as well as other newly released collections.

Quick Quotes Products:
Navigator paper 101
Navigator Quotes and Phrases
Anchors Aweigh 107 and 104
Deep Sea PowderPuff Chalking Ink

Other Products:
sequins and ribbon
kraft card stock

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Celebrating Graduation with Louise

Good morning Quick Quotes readers, Louise here on the blog today.

I'm playing along with this month's "Celebrate the Graduate" challenge. My son graduates from middle school next week and this page is about the 8th Grade Dance. You can find the challenge here.

All of the patterned papers on this page are from the Spring Showers Paper Pack. Although this collection does contain floral patterns, the blues, greens, and wood grain patterns can be combined to give this masculine feel. The papers are edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea, except for lighter blue photo mat which is edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Bermuda.
  • The journaling spot is stamped with dye ink and colored with a water brush and PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Capri Blue.
  • I use the inks cover as a pallet as shown below and wipe it clean when I am done. 
  • After I fussy cut the journaling spot, I inked the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Midnight Confessions.
  • This makes it stand out more and hides imperfections in my cutting.

I made my own embellishments using PowderPuff Chalk Inks and stamps.
  • I stamp the image, fussy cut it out, and then edge it with the same shade of PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The camera and one circle are stamped with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink and the other circle embellishments are stamped with Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • The camera is adhered by being attached with foam adhesive for dimension.
The title and sentiment on the bottom are from the Earth Wind Fire 500 sheet. I liked the title "One Perfect Moment" because that's how long the boys stood still for this photo. I chose the Phrase "Simply Amazing" as a comment on how much these boys have grown and matured. 

I added some more journaling on plain white cardstock to explain this. Both sentiment are edged with PowderPuff Chalk Ink in Deep Sea and attached with foam adhesive for dimension.

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
Earth Wind Fire 500
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Bermuda, Capri Blue, Deep Sea and Midnight Confessions

Other Products:
Acrylic Stamps from Heidi Swapp and Scrappy Cat
Dye ink from Your Next Stamp
Generic White Cardstock
Foam Adhesive
Waterbrush from CTMH

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Louise
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Father's Day Inspiration with June!

Hello Quick Quotes fans! June here today to host the blog for you.

With Father's Day coming this Sunday, I thought I'd share the card I made for my husband. It features the "Far and Away" collection and partial die cutting technique.

  • Start with a 3 x 4.5 inch FAR and AWAY 105 (navy). Washi tape die cut letters near the top. 

  • Place a cutting plate on top of letters, leaving the bottom edge of the letters showing. 

  • Use a craft knife to cut between the letter and edge with Royal Blue PowderPuff Chalking Ink.

  • Adhere Dad panel to a 4.25 x 4.25 inch FAR and AWAY 101 (red). Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add  0.25 x 4.25 inch strip of stripes from FAR and AWAY 105. Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Wrap silver thread around the card.
  • Adhere to 4.25 x 5.5 inch of AWAY 102 (blue wave). Add to card base. Edge with Kokomo PowderPuff Chalking Ink.
  • Add Earth Wind Fire chipboard quote and tie on charm. 

I really like how you can customize your cards using this partial die cutting technique. Instead of "Dad" you could use someone's name or cut the word "Happy" and make a card for a variety of occasions.

Quick Quotes Products:
Far and Away Paper Pack
Earth Wind Fire Chipboard Die Cuts
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Royal Blue and Kokomo

Thanks for stopping by!
~ June
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Summer Fun with Neva

Hello Quick Quotes fans, Neva here to share a layout crafted from the Carefree Summer Fun page kit from the June Club Q.

I had a little bit of fun moving the sketch and elements around to fit the photos from our trip last summer to AirVenture.

I wanted to feature photos that gave a flavor of the fun time had as a family, even though it was a bit of a work vacation. 
  • The multicolored background worked well with all of the colors I had in my photos. 
  • I used basically the same photo dimensions from the kit that includes: three 3 ½” x 3 1/2”  photos, one 3 ½” x 5 ½” photo, and two 4 ¾” x 6 ¾” photos. 
  • I choose to not use the “Carefree” phrase, but did include the “Summer Fun” sentiment as a title. 
  • The two small 2” x 2” squares worked great as journaling spots for the layout.  

  • To add depth and contrast I inked the all the pieces with Powder Puff Chalking Ink. 
  • Capri Blue was used on the blue mats. 
  • Desert Sun was used on all the yellow and white pieces including the flourishes and the white cardstock base.
  • All of the orange mats are inked in Barn Board as well as the background patterned paper. 
  • The “Summer” sentiment is inked in both Desert Sun on one edge and Barn Board on the other to help is stand out from the background.
  • The hole in the “Summer” sentiment is filled with the green brad, and raffia is added to two of the banners to finish the embellishments.  

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Capri Blue, Desert Sun and Barn Board

The elements of the original design are evident in my layouts as the sketch is flipped 90 degrees and flipped to opposite sides, along with a few tweaks to allow the photos to shine. 

Thanks so much for joining us at Quick Quotes today, and enjoy your own “Carefree Summer Fun”!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

It's in the Bag with Dorlene!

Hi there, it's Dorlene and I'm sharing how I made my own bag and card for gift giving. I love making my own cards, so why not make the bag to go with it or vice versa... a card to go with a bag. Either way you say it, it’s an awesome project.

This bag started with 2 sheets of Spring Showers SG105 paper.
  • One full 12x12 and the other cut down to 8x12.
  • Keep the 4x12 left over strip for later.
  • Score the 12x12 piece at 3” on three sides and 1” on one side.
  • Next, score the 8x12 piece at 1” on three sides and 3” on one side.
  • The 3” score should be on the 12” side.
  • Crease three sides and reverse one of 1” side
  • Note: For the 8x12 piece, the 1” is the one directly opposite the 3” score. (See photo.)

  • I recommend using a strong adhesive to assemble the bag.
  • On the bottom (3” tab) cut up at the score line to create tabs for the bag bottoms on both sheets.
  • Add adhesive to hold the tabs to the bottom portion.
  • Also put adhesive on the side tabs that will hold the bag together.
  • The smaller (8x12 piece) slides right into the 12x12 piece perfectly.
  • Once the bag is assembled and adhered together, I inked each edge with Key Largo PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
  • That's it for the bag.

Now to decorate, we’re going to create a slot to hang the card.
  • You’ll need a 5 1/2 x 2 1/4” piece of paper (I used a coordinating scrap piece from the Spring Showers collection.)
  • Cut out a slot across the 5 1/2” side.
  • I used a label punch for mine.
  • I inked all the edges with Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalk Ink before adhering the top of this piece to the bag.
  • Only adhere the top of this piece so the card can slip in.

  • Remember that 4x12 leftover strip?
  • Fold it in half, decorate, then mount it on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4” piece of cardstock.
  • I used scraps from the Spring Showers collection, Island Orange and Capri Blue PowderPuff Chalk Inks, twine and a floral stamp from my collection to finish the card.
  • To color in the floral stamp, I used Key Largo, Island Orange and Capri Blue with an acrylic block and water brush.

Don't  you love how it all coordinates?

Viola! A gift bag and card in one! You won’t hear anyone say, the card’s missing in this bag! Can you imagine the possibilities with this!? So fun!

Quick Quotes Products:
Spring Showers Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Key Largo, Capri Blue and Island Orange

Other Supplies:
Label Punch SU!
Archival Black Ink FSJ
Just for You Stamp FSJ

Thanks so much for stopping on over today to the blog for a visit!
~ Dorlene
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Friday, June 8, 2018

Summertime with Rebecca!

Hello, everyone! It's Rebecca, hosting today's blog post.

Summer is nearly upon us and here, in Indiana, we have had some hot days. We usually spend our time at the local baseball diamond; cheering our favorite player...our son. In our home, like many others, summer means baseball!

  • I started by cutting the arrow paper in Secret Garden and inked the edges with PowderPuff Chalk Ink and attached to blue cardstock. 
  • Next, I cut the red sheet from Secret Garden and glued to base page.

  • Using a stamp, I created four photo corners.
  • I used an exacto knife to cut the corners to allow for the photo to be held in place.
  • I stamped and quickly colored the images and then cut them out.

  • I cut the title from my Cricut and used PowderPuff Chalk Ink to edge each letter.
  • I layered die cuts and title.
  • I also cut individual arrows out of the paper and used foam tape to attach to the page.
  • The chalk inks are so great for use with inking the edges of cardstock as well as chipboard but they are also wonderful in covering the outline of the die cut!

The Secret Garden paper line is so much fun to use! You can use the paper for any theme.  Thanks so much for visiting the blog today!

Quick Quotes Products:
Secret Garden Paper Pack
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Royal Blue, Mocha Mama, Kokomo and Lipstick

Other Products: 
Cricut and Cartridges
Stamps and Die by Dare 2 B Artsy

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Vellum Ink Technique with Alicia

Good morning, Quick Quotes readers, Alicia with you today. 

I have created a lovely die cut gate fold card. I recently purchased this SVG file, I love die cutting Quick Quotes papers in manual or electronic die cutters. The sturdy double sided papers work wonderfully in both styles of machines.

I added some fancy gems to the front to bring out the art nouveau look to the card. The gem colors match the Jade PowderPuff Chalk Ink I used for coloring.


One of the reasons I chose this card because of the vellum elements. I thought what a neat idea to add color to the dragonfly on the vellum. I applied my PowderPuff Chalk Ink directly onto the vellum for a deeper color.
I inked several layers to get the coverage I desired. I only inked the area behind the dragonfly and not the entire vellum panel.

You can see the partial inking on the inside. I also used a small piece of vellum to cover up the half of the adhesive on the center gem so it doesn't stick to both halves of the gate fold. The cut file provided a frame to cover the edges of the vellum inside in addition to an area to write.

Here's one final view partially open. I just love dragonflies and this card was pretty easy and yet turned out gorgeous.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Purple Rain and Jade
Serenade: 101, 103 and 104

Other Products:
Gatefold SVG File by Dreaming Tree Dragonfly
Jolee's Gems

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~ Alicia
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